Lunchtime Lagniappe: What About Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Looking for the Literary Cabin in Natchitoches Parish

Join the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a Lunchtime Lagniappe: What About Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Looking for the Literary Cabin in Natchitoches Parish Friday, Jan. 22 at 12:15 PM at the museum, located at 800 Front St. in Natchitoches.

Jason Church from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) discusses the urban legend that Harriet Beecher Stowe’s literary figures of Uncle Tom and Simon Legree were based on people from Natchitoches Parish. The llc tire will also explore the history and disappearance of the “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” from the McAlpin Plantation in Derry, LA, as well as other “genuine” Uncle Tom’s Cabins.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunches with them and eat while listening to the presentation. Regulations regarding masks and physical distancing will be followed. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 318-357-2492.


2 thoughts on “Lunchtime Lagniappe: What About Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Looking for the Literary Cabin in Natchitoches Parish

  1. If any of you read the book you would know that Uncle Tom was a good moral man! However Simon Legree the cruel slave owner had two slaves who did his dirty work on other slaves! Their names was Sambo and Quinbo! They where the ones who beat Uncle Tom to death because he wouldn’t snitch on some run a way slaves! Their are some Sambos and Quinbos still among us! Peace!

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